Morton Games officially launched

Morton Games International Athletics 2022 was officially launched in the Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin. In attendance at the launch from the organising club Clonliffe Harriers were sprinter and Tokyo Olympian, Marcus Lawler, and distance-runner Efrem Gidey, who only two weeks ago finished a superb 6th while representing Ireland at the European 10,000m Cup.

Morton Games returns on Saturday the 2nd of July after a Covid-19 enforced three-year absence, with this edition promising to deliver an exciting evening of non-stop international track & field.

The meet programme has been extended this year to include a Women’s 100m Hurdles event which will feature Ireland’s Sarah Lavin (2022 World Indoor finalist), Olympic semi-finalist Liz Clay (AUS) and US twins Jade and Kaila Barber.

In the field events, a Men’s Shot Put competition has been added to the programme. This has attracted huge interest from several world-class athletes. Among those confirmed are Nick Ponzio (ITA), a World Indoor finalist boasting a personal best of 21.83 metres, a Tokyo Olympics and World Championship finalist Chuk Enekwechi (NGR), and the Irish national record holder Eric Favors.

In total, there will be no less than thirteen events packed into a 1 hour 45 minutes International programme which as usual will conclude with the iconic Morton Mile. Confirmed entries for the Mile include Irish middle-distance stars Andrew Coscoran, Darragh McElhinney, Luke McCann and Nick Griggs, along with overseas competitors such as Casey Comber (USA) and Piers Copeland (GBR).

Morton Games International Athletics 2022 – Facts at a glance:

What: Morton Games International Athletics.

Where: Morton Stadium, Santry, Dublin.

When: Saturday, 2nd July – International programme from 7pm, with Pre-programme from 6pm.

Tickets: Available online at at a cost of 10 Euro with U/16s free.

Confirmed Irish athletes include Sarah Lavin, Phil Healy, Sarah Healy, Louise Shanahan, Georgie Hartigan, Andrew Coscoran, Nick Griggs, Darragh McElhinney, Luke McCann, Mark English, John Fitzsimons, Marcus Lawler, Israel Olatunde, Eric Favors, Hiko Tonosa, Sean Tobin, Efrem Gidey.

Confirmed international athletes include Liz Clay (AUS), Kiara Parker (USA), Alex Haydock-Wilson (GBR), Tiffany James (JAM), Inika McPherson (USA), Nick Ponizo (ITA), Chuk Enekwechi (NGR), Piers Copeland (GBR), Kyle Langford (GBR).

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